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Belarusian envoy asks for consolidation of ties with Iran

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Belarusian Ambassador to Tehran Victor Reebok underlined the necessity for providing the ground for broadening relations with Iran.

Reebok made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Goudarzi in Tehran on Wednesday.

During the meeting, he voiced desire in the expansion of relations in the field of sport with Iran, and said grounds for consolidation of mutual cooperation should be considered and strengthened.

Goudarzi, for his part, said that that strengthening sport diplomacy will lead to the further expansion of economic and cultural ties between Iran and Belarus.

Last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei in a meeting in Minsk underlined the need for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties, specially in economic fields.

During the meeting in the Belarusian capital today, Zarif and Makei reiterated that enhancement of economic and trade relations should take place in pace with the political ties.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the Iran-Belarus relations, and said, "Iran and Belarus have always shared an understanding on the international scene and will continue to support each other in the future."

He noted that Iran and Belarus have always had good political and economic relations, adding that the bilateral ties are expanding at a good pace now.

Zarif pointed to the Iran-Belarus economic relations, and said, "The two countries will hold a meeting of their joint economic and trade commission in the near future to discuss broadening of mutual cooperation."

The Belarusian foreign minister, for his part, said Minsk and Tehran rapidly developed their political relations in 2014, and added, "The value of trade exchanges between Belarus and Iran hit $130 billion in 2014."

By Fars News Agency

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